FROM James Culp
Bowe Bergdahl on Trial for Desertion Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be headed back to a military court martial in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, early next month, facing charges of desertion. He disappeared from his post in Afghanistan six years ago and was captured by the Taliban. James Culp is a military attorney who represented a soldier facing similar charges — 40 years after he was captured and imprisoned by North Korea.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.